Early pencil drawings of Toy Story characters Woody and Buzz Lightyear are to go on show as part of a new exhibition, it was announced today.
They will be on display at the Science Museum along with hundreds of other artworks from the film’s creators Pixar.
Some 300 sketches, storyboards, sculptures and digital artworks will be on show for the first time in Europe in the ten-week exhibition starting on April 1.
A spokesman said: “All of these works demonstrate the rich creativity behind the development of the studio’s technologically advanced films.”
Pixar: 20 Years of Animation will give “artistic and technological insight” into hit films such as Toy Story, A Bug’s Life, Toy Story 2, Monsters Inc., Finding Nemo, The Incredibles and the forthcoming Cars.
Jon Tucker, head of the Science Museum said: “This exhibition will give our visitors a unique glimpse into Pixar Animation Studios, one of the most creative film studios in the world.
“Pixar have been creating innovative shorts and feature films for 20 years, marrying tremendous artistic talents with witty scripts and groundbreaking technology.
“Science Museum visitors will be the first in Europe to see hundreds of concept drawings, sketches, paintings and models from Pixar’s studios, plus two amazing audiovisual experiences unique to this exhibition.”